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  • July 5, 2019
    vickyed888
    Cape Town, South Africa
    A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
    My wife and I recently toured China as part of a family group.

    The package which included Beijing, Xían, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hangzhou was put together by TravelChinaGuide who did an excellent job. They paid careful attention to our particular requirements and were true to their promise that there would be no shopping trips.

    Of course, for a tour programme to be a success, one needs tour guides to implement it. And here, we cannot speak highly enough of the people who were allocated to us.

    We had Barry in Beijing, Celene in Xían, Lisa in Chengdu, Sophie in Shanghai and Rainbow in Hangzhou.

    Everyone of them was knowledgeable, experienced, flexible with our schedules and sensitive to our needs (especially important as our group included children and seniors).

    What a lovely surprise it was when Barry presented us with a lovely cake for our 50th wedding anniversary! And how pleased we all were when Celine presented us with photos of the group ... More
    My wife and I recently toured China as part of a family group.

    The package which included Beijing, Xían, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hangzhou was put together by TravelChinaGuide who did an excellent job. They paid careful attention to our particular requirements and were true to their promise that there would be no shopping trips.

    Of course, for a tour programme to be a success, one needs tour guides to implement it. And here, we cannot speak highly enough of the people who were allocated to us.

    We had Barry in Beijing, Celene in Xían, Lisa in Chengdu, Sophie in Shanghai and Rainbow in Hangzhou.

    Everyone of them was knowledgeable, experienced, flexible with our schedules and sensitive to our needs (especially important as our group included children and seniors).

    What a lovely surprise it was when Barry presented us with a lovely cake for our 50th wedding anniversary! And how pleased we all were when Celine presented us with photos of the group which she had framed!

    It is these kinds of gestures that one never forgets.

    There is no doubt that every one of our guides made our visit to China an amazing experience that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

    So, a big "THANK YOU" to CINDY of TravelChinaGuide and to BARRY, CELENE, LISA, SOPHIE and RAINBOW.

    Thanks for the memorie . Less
  • June 29, 2019
    Adventurer632736
    Early June, 2019
    I booked an 11-day tour with Travel China Guide for me and my children, hoping for the very best. We had rarely relied on guided tours when traveling, but I didn't feel confident that I could replicate what I saw online, so I gave it a try. I was worried about the mix of people who would sign up for a tour, and the quality of the guides, but was reassured by the reviews I saw online. Travel China Guide surpassed all of my expectations. Wendy, who helped us plan our tour, was incredibly responsive and helpful. Tina, Carol, and Li, our guides were superb - warm, knowledgeable, and extremely capable. Tina made us feel right at home and welcome in a foreign country, Carol gave us a much deeper understanding of Xi'an, and Li did everything she could to show us the natural wonders of Guilin. (I felt terribly when I left a bag on a dinner cruise, but Li enlisted her husband to pick it up, so I had it back within 15 minutes.) I am grateful to all of them. I was also surprised how nice the hotels ... More
    I booked an 11-day tour with Travel China Guide for me and my children, hoping for the very best. We had rarely relied on guided tours when traveling, but I didn't feel confident that I could replicate what I saw online, so I gave it a try. I was worried about the mix of people who would sign up for a tour, and the quality of the guides, but was reassured by the reviews I saw online. Travel China Guide surpassed all of my expectations. Wendy, who helped us plan our tour, was incredibly responsive and helpful. Tina, Carol, and Li, our guides were superb - warm, knowledgeable, and extremely capable. Tina made us feel right at home and welcome in a foreign country, Carol gave us a much deeper understanding of Xi'an, and Li did everything she could to show us the natural wonders of Guilin. (I felt terribly when I left a bag on a dinner cruise, but Li enlisted her husband to pick it up, so I had it back within 15 minutes.) I am grateful to all of them. I was also surprised how nice the hotels were, and how delicious the meals Travel China Guide arranged were. We signed up for a no-shopping tour and appreciated being steered away from untrustworthy vendors, and coached on how not to overpay.

    After the tour we moved on to Japan, I better appreciated how much Travel China Guide did for us. Our tour in China included two flights and one high-speed train. Our guides stayed with us through check-in, and picked us up at baggage claim, fitting in tours in the hours left in the day. In Japan we were on our own, constantly getting lost. I missed having each day so perfectly planned for us, with an air-conditioned bus stocked with bottles of water waiting for us in the morning, and taking us back to our hotel at night.

    We also really enjoyed getting to know the people in our group, including a French man who had traveled all over the world and joined us from Mongolia, an American who now teaches in Myanmar, another family with a boy my son’s age, and a group of 20-somethings from Alabama and LA that took my kids under their wings. The days were packed in the best possible way. There was also plenty of time to see each site and spend time with my family.

    I think China Travel Guide is very, very reasonably priced for the experience we had. My only regret is that my parents couldn't join us. It was their idea to go to China, but my father got sick before the trip.

    I had been to China once before ten years ago for work, and loved seeing how the country is changing, how welcoming everyone is, and how stunning China’s sites ar. Less
  • June 15, 2019
    reshkings
    Singapore, Singapore
    Perfect trip with - China travel guide
    We took the 2019-SG07 Small Group Tour of 11 Days Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai with TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE from 30th May until 9th June 2019. Ours was a group of 5

    we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. My Husband was in touch with Selina Wu who booked our entire trip . She was very prompt in responding to all our queries that We had prior to our trip and also We kept in touch with her on WeChat while in China to get latest updates from her on the guide details who would be picking us up, etc.

    SUMMARY: Overall, I am very impressed with TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE. I really had no specific expectations and probably that's the reason I was impressed with the service that they provided. Overall, following were the key highlights:
    a. Each of their guides were really good. They were professional and dedicated
    b. There was a great amount of coordination between the guides. They knew exactly where to drop us, pick us up etc. They knew what ... More
    We took the 2019-SG07 Small Group Tour of 11 Days Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai with TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE from 30th May until 9th June 2019. Ours was a group of 5

    we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. My Husband was in touch with Selina Wu who booked our entire trip . She was very prompt in responding to all our queries that We had prior to our trip and also We kept in touch with her on WeChat while in China to get latest updates from her on the guide details who would be picking us up, etc.

    SUMMARY: Overall, I am very impressed with TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE. I really had no specific expectations and probably that's the reason I was impressed with the service that they provided. Overall, following were the key highlights:
    a. Each of their guides were really good. They were professional and dedicated
    b. There was a great amount of coordination between the guides. They knew exactly where to drop us, pick us up etc. They knew what information would help us to continue. In this brief trip, we experienced China's flights, trains and boats/cruises.
    c. TCG were prompt in responding prior to our travel and also their guides where equally prompt during our time in China. This was indeed a well-run teaming & coordination that I experienced.
    d. Each of the hotels that I stayed in were top class (4 or 5 stars); the shows we visited were nice; our bookings were all there on time and on schedule; when we landed at the hotel, we had all paperwork done and could go and hit the bed immediately (we did have a small issue in Beijing where we had 2 rooms which were on different floors; however after sending a short wechat message to Selina, that too got resolved in the next 3 hours and my uncle/aunt were able to move next door to ours – again; great coordination).

    This has been a very good trip for my entire family and a very good tour investment. I will definitely look for TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE if we were to travel to China again.
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  • June 8, 2019
    Jegan G
    14 Days Small group China Tour with Travel China Guide(SG 03)
    We just returned to Canada from our 14 Days Small Group Tour of China with "Travel China Guide", from May 23 - June 05,2019. It was an excellent tour & a wonderful experience exploring Beijing, Xian, Guilin,Chongqing, Yichang & Shanghai. The tour package included Yangtze River Cruise for 3 nights, which was an amazing experience!

    Travel China Guide (Xian Marcopolo Int'l Travel Service) is a well administered and very reliable company with professional & experienced Travel consultants like Kelly Wang, and very knowledgeable, professional & friendly Guides like Tina (Beijing), Susan ( Xian), Charlie (Guilin), Porshe (Chongqing), Wen (Yichang) & Riyan ( Shanghai). You are a great team and we love you guys!

    The tour, covering 6 cities including Yangtze River cruise, was very well organized with clockwork precision that made us very happy. The professional & friendly Guides made us very relaxed, explained the history & culture of each ... More
    We just returned to Canada from our 14 Days Small Group Tour of China with "Travel China Guide", from May 23 - June 05,2019. It was an excellent tour & a wonderful experience exploring Beijing, Xian, Guilin,Chongqing, Yichang & Shanghai. The tour package included Yangtze River Cruise for 3 nights, which was an amazing experience!

    Travel China Guide (Xian Marcopolo Int'l Travel Service) is a well administered and very reliable company with professional & experienced Travel consultants like Kelly Wang, and very knowledgeable, professional & friendly Guides like Tina (Beijing), Susan ( Xian), Charlie (Guilin), Porshe (Chongqing), Wen (Yichang) & Riyan ( Shanghai). You are a great team and we love you guys!

    The tour, covering 6 cities including Yangtze River cruise, was very well organized with clockwork precision that made us very happy. The professional & friendly Guides made us very relaxed, explained the history & culture of each place we visited, and looked after our needs like a family. When we were travelling from city to city, the Guides were ready with Air /Train tickets, and came to the Bullet Train stations / Airports, to send off & receive us, to ensure our journey was comfortable.

    The hotels were all 5* star Sheraton Group in each city with Western & Chinese breakfast menu every morning. Transportation was always in luxury vehicles. Food was excellent. Kelly Wang, our Travel Consultant visited us during a delicious lunch served by Shi family in Xian. Susan was our professional guide in X'ian.

    China's history & culture date back to five thousand years. China is highly advanced in technology & transport. The cities are historical, but modern, clean and safe for foreigners. If you want to explore China, we highly recommend Travel China Guide for your tour! We are very pleased with them. Less
  • May 29, 2019
    SimonAytes
    The best way to experience the essential sights in China.
    If you want to see the essential sights in China, this tour will meet and exceed your expectations and I cannot recommend this tour -- and TravelChinaGuide -- enough. The trip was very well-organized and the guides I had were amazing as they truly went above and beyond to meet the needs of both me and my group-mates. My guides were; Kevin in Beijing, Jacky in Xi'an, and Li in Guilin/Yangshuo. On top of being all-around great people, the guides provided cultural insights that truly enhanced the tour.

    Side note: I would also recommend a small group tour for anyone who do not want to travel with a large group of people but who also does not want to do a private tour. Our group was 14 people and it was small enough to be more personal than it would have been had I gone with a group of 40+ people.
  • May 26, 2019
    barbarabdavis
    Huntington Beach, CA
    a wonderful 15 day our of China
    We booked a private tour with Travel China Guide. Wendy Lee helped us with our tour, making adjustments to fit our needs. The week before we traveled, we made a change and added Datong to our itinerary. Wendy made those arrangements for us as well. Everything went as planned, all transportation, drivers and guides were there on time each day and were very accommodating to our wishes, touring, meals etc. Vicki, in beijing was excellent. Her English was very understandable and she had a wealth of knowledge. We asked for a change in our itinerary and she willingly made it happen. Carol in Xian was also excellent and suggested and set up an added activity in Chengdu which we did and enjoyed. Her English was also excellent and her knowledge extensive. in Chengdu, we were met by Tony (our guide), he escorted us to see the Giant Buddha and the Panda Research Base. While we were watching the pandas at one place, he was checking out others so that we had optimum viewing. He made arrangements for ... More
    We booked a private tour with Travel China Guide. Wendy Lee helped us with our tour, making adjustments to fit our needs. The week before we traveled, we made a change and added Datong to our itinerary. Wendy made those arrangements for us as well. Everything went as planned, all transportation, drivers and guides were there on time each day and were very accommodating to our wishes, touring, meals etc. Vicki, in beijing was excellent. Her English was very understandable and she had a wealth of knowledge. We asked for a change in our itinerary and she willingly made it happen. Carol in Xian was also excellent and suggested and set up an added activity in Chengdu which we did and enjoyed. Her English was also excellent and her knowledge extensive. in Chengdu, we were met by Tony (our guide), he escorted us to see the Giant Buddha and the Panda Research Base. While we were watching the pandas at one place, he was checking out others so that we had optimum viewing. He made arrangements for us to have lunch at the base. His English was the best of any of our guides, having traveled extensively. We took a cruise on the Yangtze River on the Century diamond boat. We were upgraded to the 5th deck and had a lovely room. We did pay extra for the dining room on the 6th floor and it was worth it. In Shanghai we had Ryan as our guide. His English was also excellent and he had a wealth of knowledge. He was with us the entire day until our flight back to Beijing. It was a great trip. Less
  • May 19, 2019
    zeroech0
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    Jacky and Kelly made our trip effortless
    This was my second time booking with Travel China Guide, the first was a 5 day custom itinerary of Beijing. This time we wanted to skip Beijing and do the rest of the main highlights of China, HK and Macau. Kelly did a great job of helping me meet my budget but taking care of the difficult parts like booking some Chinese only hotels and the train tickets. We just got back and everything went perfectly, all transfer times were exactly right, all hotels were fine and all our guides were excellent. Kelly made herself available to us should we have had any concerns but everything went so well that we didn't need to contact her at all. Which I honestly thought we would we need to do at least once with such a complex itinerary.

    In Xi'an Jacky was extremely knowledgeable, gave us the right time per place based on asking us what we wanted out of each experience (we wanted more wall time and less museum time for example) and helped us pick out a lunch that suited our tastes.

    ... More
    This was my second time booking with Travel China Guide, the first was a 5 day custom itinerary of Beijing. This time we wanted to skip Beijing and do the rest of the main highlights of China, HK and Macau. Kelly did a great job of helping me meet my budget but taking care of the difficult parts like booking some Chinese only hotels and the train tickets. We just got back and everything went perfectly, all transfer times were exactly right, all hotels were fine and all our guides were excellent. Kelly made herself available to us should we have had any concerns but everything went so well that we didn't need to contact her at all. Which I honestly thought we would we need to do at least once with such a complex itinerary.

    In Xi'an Jacky was extremely knowledgeable, gave us the right time per place based on asking us what we wanted out of each experience (we wanted more wall time and less museum time for example) and helped us pick out a lunch that suited our tastes.

    We had a total of 7 guides throughout our trip and he was one of our favourites.

    Thank you Jacky for making our trip to Xi'an so pleasurable, it was great to meet you and if I am ever back in Xi'an (1 day was enough but I'd recommend to others to do if you can fit it into your trip), I would definitely request for you to be our guide again. Less
  • May 17, 2019
    CBDE451484
    TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE / Linda
    We are two couples from Ecuador, visiting China for pleasure and business. We absolutely fell in love with China and mainly it was because of Linda our guide in Beijing (our entry airport to China), who waited for us at the airport and made contact with us even before we arrived to the country. She was so kind, and so great. She also did the queue with us to check us in for our next flight. Larry, Lola and Lilly, our guides in Dunhuang, Xian,and Wilin , were also great, and their company was very enjoyable. Our drivers were also very nice and the cars were impeccably clean. We were offered water all the time. I truly believe TRAVEL CHINA is the best contact to travel through China, I mean it. All the guides knew what they were supposed to know about culture, history, facts, etc.
    Our guides took care of all the ticket purchasing and made sure we were satisfied with our hotels.

    If ever I can go back to China, I will sure book with TRAVEL CHINA !
  • May 9, 2019
    E S
    12 Day Personal Tour of China
    We live in the UK and? selected TravelChinaGuide (TCG) from four tour operators, two in the UK and two Chinese based companies. We have not regretted this choice. We spent several months putting together a 12 day private tour of China,? our assigned TCG Tour Specialist was Lexi Yang who we found to be knowledgeable, responsive and an expert in what she does. Our flight into China was to Beijing and it was reassuring to see our Tour Guide for Beijing, Vicky with our? name card waiting for us along with our driver Mr Jang, between them they were excellent in getting us to each of our location in good time. We found Vicky had a excellent knowledge of the history and facts? of each of the sites we visited and nothing was ever too much effort for her, staying long into the evening to ensure we were safe and knew how to get back to our hotel, by subway which was straight forward sufficient signs in English. The tour we signed up for were Summer Palace Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & ... More
    We live in the UK and? selected TravelChinaGuide (TCG) from four tour operators, two in the UK and two Chinese based companies. We have not regretted this choice. We spent several months putting together a 12 day private tour of China,? our assigned TCG Tour Specialist was Lexi Yang who we found to be knowledgeable, responsive and an expert in what she does. Our flight into China was to Beijing and it was reassuring to see our Tour Guide for Beijing, Vicky with our? name card waiting for us along with our driver Mr Jang, between them they were excellent in getting us to each of our location in good time. We found Vicky had a excellent knowledge of the history and facts? of each of the sites we visited and nothing was ever too much effort for her, staying long into the evening to ensure we were safe and knew how to get back to our hotel, by subway which was straight forward sufficient signs in English. The tour we signed up for were Summer Palace Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & The Great Wall of China ( Mutianyu section) which we found not to be very busy on a Wednesday, using a cable car and starting? from? watchtower 14 ending at 20.? Again at these sites Vicky with her local knowledge knew the best time to arrive and leave each before they got busy... Thankyou Vicky for looking after us for two days ... Next city on our itinerary is Xi'an. Less
  • April 28, 2019
    Joan T
    Cumming, Georgia
    MARVELOUS PRIVATE 14- DAY TOUR
    GREAT AGENCY!!!.. Their guides are professional and attuned to your needs. I have balance issues because of back and hip surgeries so visiting China I thought would be a taunting task because of required long walking distances and many up and down steps without railings as well as crowds of people. However, their efforts made this a fantastic trip for my husband and I. The transfer from city to city was "seamless". A guide to meet us or redcap to carry our bags was always waiting on the train platform right outside our window (being sent our car and seat nos.) Without asking they changed cars from vans to sedans making access easier for me. The guides always checked bathroom facilities to make sure they were clean with "modern western toilets" which was greatly appreciated. Abbey who was the company agent helping us plan for this trip always made our requested itinerary changes and answered our questions promptly. And we were pleasantly surprised to meet her in Xian.... More
    GREAT AGENCY!!!.. Their guides are professional and attuned to your needs. I have balance issues because of back and hip surgeries so visiting China I thought would be a taunting task because of required long walking distances and many up and down steps without railings as well as crowds of people. However, their efforts made this a fantastic trip for my husband and I. The transfer from city to city was "seamless". A guide to meet us or redcap to carry our bags was always waiting on the train platform right outside our window (being sent our car and seat nos.) Without asking they changed cars from vans to sedans making access easier for me. The guides always checked bathroom facilities to make sure they were clean with "modern western toilets" which was greatly appreciated. Abbey who was the company agent helping us plan for this trip always made our requested itinerary changes and answered our questions promptly. And we were pleasantly surprised to meet her in Xian.
    Beijing: CHRISTY our guide here was FANTASTIC.!!! 1 had planned to use my walker but Christy astutely recommended that we hire a professional wheelchair pusher ($45) for Tanannmen Square and the Forbidden City...a very good move. She always recommended the right places to take pictures. Knowing that I had no plans to climb the Great Wall, she chose an area where I could sit and admire the wall while my 79yr old healthy husband climbed as much as he desired. Since this was our first time using the train system, we were very anxious since it was all new to us. Christy made sure we had a guide and redcap to get us and our bags on the train. She did everything possible to make sure we had a successful visit to Beijing.
    Xian- TINA was our excellent guide for Xian. Since there was an extremely long walk from the entry gate to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, she pushed the wheelchair all the way even though my husband offered to push. The lunch in the family home was very very enjoyable.
    Chengdu-TONY was our guide here. There were many hills and steps at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.. He met us very early so he could make sure to get a wheelchair. He really went "above and beyond" navigating this center.
    Next we went to Chongqing to get our 3 day Yangtze river cruise. I was concerned about embarking and disembarking from the ship since I had heard how difficult it was. However thanks to the agency’s coordination the ship's crew was immediately there to assist me and it was not a problem.
    ShanghaI - JENNIFER was our guide here. I was able to solely use my walker here and very much enjoyed walking around here. We were surprised that there were no outside seats on the river cruise, so we decided to just stay in the back and take pictures of the fantastic buildings. Our farewell luncheon was wonderful.
    DEFINITELY TRAVELCHINAGUIDE SHOLD BE THE AGENCY FOR YOUR CHINA TOUR Less
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  • Jun 20, 2019
    Nora Howells
    A tour of China has been on my bucket…
    A tour of China has been on my bucket list for years, and I did extensive research before signing up with Travel China Guide Tours, and they didn't disappoint. From the very beginning Wendy was very helpful and understanding in answering my multitude of questions. When a problem arose (not China Guide Tours' fault) they resolved to to our satisfaction. Most of our original tour group did not go on to Chengdu to see the pandas, so my son and I were the only two, but China Guide Tours provided us with our personal guide who could customize the tour to our likes. All of the guides, especially Selina in Beijing, were knowledgeable and attuned to the needs of the group. The hotels were all centrally located and first-class with bountiful buffet breakfasts. The excellent restaurants allowed us to sample Chinese food specially ordered taking into account group preferences and dietary needs. All in all, it was a memorable trip.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    Kathy Kennedy
    3 day tour of Beijing and Xi'an
    We had a great experience with Travel China and would highly recommend them to plan a trip to Asia. Linda was fantastic at accommodating our many requests and changes. Very prompt replies. Our two tour guides - Kitty in Beijing and Celine in Xi'an were outstanding. They took care of all of our needs from greeting us at the airport, getting us registered in hotels to helping us order food. Both of them had so much knowledge of the Chinese culture and history that it really made our trip great. I really would not recommend doing a China tour without a tour guide. The added history and local information you get from the tour guides makes the tours so much more interesting then if you went by yourself. It was truly a special trip where all we had to do was show and not worry about anything. It's the way to do a vacation.
    Thank you China Travel. I will for sure use your services for my next trip.
  • Jun 01, 2019
    Cat
    It was a very good tour
    It was a very good tour. I couldn't make up my mind about how many days tour I would like. But every time I emailed, I always got a very prompt reply. I really appreciated that. When I finally decided to take a one day tour last minute, Lexi readily agreed to a few changes to the itinerary although it was only one day before the tour!
    The guide and the driver were nice and knowledgeable. Very helpful and flexible in where they could drop us at the end of the tour. I also liked it that the tour was private just for my group. It was a relaxing tour and the pace was just nice for the elderly in my group. The car was nice, clean and comfortable. The lunch was also excellent. I learned a new way of cooking rice with ginger and vegetables. Absolutely delicious. I'll definitely go with Travel China Guide again if there is a chance.
  • May 31, 2019
    Sarah Alnawfal
    Highly recommended
    I was searching amongst many websites and trip advisor tours and i found TCG. I am so happy that i picked them with their exceptional services and price. It was beyond my expectations.

    My family and i were 6 ladies booked a private tour in China for 16 days (Beijing,Chengdu,Dali,Lijiang, Shangri-La, Kunming and Shanghai) organized by Ms. Kelly Wang. She was helpful, patient with me in modifying my trip, she replied my emails quickly and answer every question i asked.

    Every city has it charmed. And every tour guide was informative and helpful. Also it was really easy to modified our tour with the guide as we like.

    I will definitely choose TCG again.
  • May 27, 2019
    Mike
    China visit through Travel China Guide Tours
    We did a 9 day tour of China (Shanghai, Xian and Beijing) in March through Travel China Guide Tours. We were escorted by 3 AWESOME Guides. Daniel in Shanghai, Jacky in Xian and Candy in Beijing. We have done private tours before but this is the best we have ever been treated. The experience started with a plan that was tailored to what we wanted to see and do (Thanks Emily). China is a great place to visit and our guides help us touch the local vibe and cultures in the places we visited. We would recommend Travel China Guide Tours to anyone wanting to visit China.
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